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Trolling on top takes trout
Steve Williamson

Joel Fredriksson from Sweden with his first Australian trout.

The fishing has been good over recent months and with Lake Jindabyne’s water level is still quite high, the water temperatures are still fairly cool for December, and so the surface trout fishing is actually very good with plenty of trout being caught.

It was a very cold and wet spring with regular snowfalls, so water temperatures should remain a lot lower this year, unless for some reason we have heatwaves over the next month, which will mean that the rivers and streams will fish the best they have for many seasons.

Now that there are more insects, beetles, caddis flies and grasshoppers about, we have had some very good dry flyfishing. On the lake, flyfishing has been good with the best fishing being in the evening.

We usually start off with some wet flies like Craigs Nighttime or a black Woolly Bugger, and as the light fades you will see some trout surfacing, so we switch to a dry fly. The pattern will often be different from night to night depending on what is hatching. With the humidity, we have had termite and ant hatches.

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